Saturday, September 28, 2013
Paula and Jamie Deen named grand marshals of Buddy Walk
by Savannah Morning News:Savannah’s best-selling celebrity chefs and cookbook authors, Paula Deen and Jamie Deen, will serve as grand marshals of the 2013 Buddy Walk.
The eighth annual event will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 in Forsyth Park. The Deens will lead participants in the one-mile fundraiser to benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event, which raises awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families.
Jamie Deen sits on the society’s board and, with Paula Deen, has served as Buddy Walk grand marshal several times.
A Family Fun Festival will be held immediately after the walk with a wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments that will last until 2 p.m.
Online registration is available at www.ldssga.org until Sept. 29. Participants can also sign up starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. Registration is $12 apiece or $40 for a family of four and includes a T-Shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505 or go to www.ldssga.org.